Raffles Jakarta opened, showcasing art by Hendra Gunawan

Raffles Hotels and Resorts opened the Raffles Jakarta in Indonesia, bringing the company’s portfolio to 12 hotels and resorts – from the flagship Raffles Hotel, Singapore, to China, Cambodia, the Philippines, Seychelles, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Paris and most recently Istanbul. There are plans for further openings in Jeddah, Sharm-el-Sheikh and Warsaw over the next few years.

The new hotel is exclusively linked to the new Ciputra Artpreneur Centre, a landmark development dedicated to celebrate art and theatre at the heart of Jakarta's golden triangle.

Like its sister hotels, the Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris and the newly opened Raffles Istanbul, Raffles Jakarta pays homage to the iconic Indonesian artist Hendra Gunawan, showcasing his works.

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The hotel has 173 rooms and suites. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame views of the capital city. The guestrooms are an interpretation of the artist's retreat, with Indonesian aesthetics.

For dining, Raffles Jakarta offers a selection of restaurants and bars. 

The Writers Bar, a haven at Raffles Singapore, a tribute to novelists who stayed at the hotel, is re-interpreted in Jakarta as an oasis of Indonesian art, history and literature. The design is again inspired by Hendra Gunawan's love of nature and color. The ceiling is sculpted with showering crystals, while fish swim through the custom-made carpet below. The Arts Café has show kitchens. Meanwhile, Navina - derived from the Indonesian word for “fresh” - provides an informal poolside setting. Two more restaurants will open later this year.

For events, Raffles Jakarta has the 26,910-square-foot Dian Ballroom.

When it debuts later in the year, the Signature Raffles Spa will be one of the most comprehensive in the city. There will also be a choice of swimming pools (including a children's pool and play area), a ftness center, a Yoga terrace, tennis courts and a jogging track around and through the Hendra Gunawan inspired garden on level 14.

Raffles Jakarta's GM is Richard Schestak, formerly with Raffles Hotel Le Royal in Phnom Penh.

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